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Mon
20
Feb

Photographer's love of children is in focus

<p>Her love of children shows up through the lens of this professional photographer's camera.</p><p>Michaela Wickman has combined two of her passions into one business, appropriately named Michaela Wickman Photography.</p><p>Wickman knows photography and with two little ones of her own, she knows something about children, too.</p><p>"My specialty would be newborns," Wickman said. "I also like shooting children and families. Especially newborns. That's the No.

Mon
20
Feb

Photographer's love of children is in focus

Her love of children shows up through the lens of this professional photographer's camera.

Michaela Wickman has combined two of her passions into one business, appropriately named Michaela Wickman Photography.

Wickman knows photography and with two little ones of her own, she knows something about children, too.

"My specialty would be newborns," Wickman said. "I also like shooting children and families. Especially newborns. That's the No. 1 thing I love shooting."

Fri
17
Feb

A close call

When a heifer in the outside heifer barn is due to calve, she has to be brought in to the cow barn at least a month ahead of her due date to get accustomed to the routine, different feed and new environment.<br /><!-- 1upcrlf --><br /><!-- 1upcrlf -->One day not too long ago, we had the adventure of bringing a new heifer into the barn. I call it an adventure because you never know what will happen with new heifers.

Fri
17
Feb

A close call

When a heifer in the outside heifer barn is due to calve, she has to be brought in to the cow barn at least a month ahead of her due date to get accustomed to the routine, different feed and new environment.

One day not too long ago, we had the adventure of bringing a new heifer into the barn. I call it an adventure because you never know what will happen with new heifers. They are very unpredictable.

Thu
16
Feb

Volunteer Profile

<p>Ron Schumacher grew up in Bowler and graduated from Bowler High School. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point for three years studying physics and math. Schumacher then moved to Milwaukee where he was a salesman and worked in real estate.</p><p>He owned vacation rental property in Shawano County, and in 1981, he bought Schumacher Island on Shawano Lake. In 1997, he started EZ Web Tech, which he sold in 2005. Schumacher moved to his home on Shawano Lake in 2002. Ron and his wife, Bonnie, will be married 49 years in April.

Thu
16
Feb

Nonprofit Profile

<p>As the tribal historic preservation officer for the Menominee Indian Tribe, one of David Grignon's objectives was to build a museum. Now he is the director for the Menominee Cultural Museum, next to the logging museum just north of Keshena.</p><p>"A lot of tribal members wanted it," Grignon said. "We've always worked to have a museum but didn't have the funding."</p><p>Beginning in 2009, their dream became a reality.

Thu
16
Feb

Anemic winter a bust

<p>As far as winters go, this one is a bust. Well, I guess that would be a matter of opinion, but it seems anemic to me, and I am not even a winter enthusiast. I don't snowmobile, ski or even ice fish, but I am missing a good old-fashioned blizzard.</p><p>It seems this year all we can get is a dusting, which makes everything a mess, and slippery. Now and then we are blessed with a whole 3 inches, which makes a bigger mess, and more slippery. Where is that blizzard?

Thu
16
Feb

Volunteer Profile

Ron Schumacher grew up in Bowler and graduated from Bowler High School. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point for three years studying physics and math. Schumacher then moved to Milwaukee where he was a salesman and worked in real estate.

He owned vacation rental property in Shawano County, and in 1981, he bought Schumacher Island on Shawano Lake. In 1997, he started EZ Web Tech, which he sold in 2005. Schumacher moved to his home on Shawano Lake in 2002. Ron and his wife, Bonnie, will be married 49 years in April. They have four children and 13 grandchildren.

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